Chlorhexidine Solution (27180-801)
Big Cost Savings
Purchasing it by the gallon is a fraction of the cost at the Vet's.
Chlorhexidine for disinfecting surfaces
I purchased chlorhexidine on the recommendation of one of the technicians in my veterinarian's office. I now use chlorhexidine exclusively to clean up after my companion cockatoo who is a messy creature.
The product comes is a one gallon bottle and the instructions call for two tablespoons added to a gallon of water. The product is non-toxic and non-irritating. It does a fine job of cleaning cage surfaces of food, dander and droppings and gives me a feeling of confidence that I'm thoroughly cleaning the cage and surrounding areas which is helpful in preventing many avian illnesses. Furthermore, it is substantially less expensive than the commercial cleaners I was using previously. As I've subsequently learned, it is used in both veterinary practices and zoos.I would have preferred a smaller size container as I doubt I will use all the contents of the bottle for years and no information is available regarding shelf-life of the product.
My cat has a chronic nail bed infection. When I clean his toes with Chlorhexidine 3X a week, you can't tell he has an infection at all, his toes are normal and healthy. If I don't clean his toes with Chlorhexidine, then his nail beds become red and inflamed and at their worst have a purulent discharge. These days I also follow up with Mupirocin ointment around the nail beds and they're healthy. It only takes a few minutes to keep him in great shape and that is worth it to me.
I use it to prevent Pyoderma. I dip pups starting at 1 week, 3 weeks, and 6 weeks. I have not had any reoccurances since I started using this product. One ounce per gallon. I also use it to clean the whelping kennels. Great Product for Breeders.
Chlorhexidine Solution and Teeth
I have miniature schnauzers, which are notoriously prone to tooth and gum problems. When I saw the article on Revival about using chlorhexidine in the drinking water to kill mouth bacteria (which would then ultimately prevent tartar from forming), I thought it was worth a try. I admit to being one of the world's biggest skeptics, but I must say that I started seeing an improvement after only one week, as the teeth at the front of the mouth started losing their yellowish tint and became sparkling white. As the days have gone by, those dogs with tartar have been improving to varying amounts. Those who are more prone to chewing have improved the most, while I have been helping some others along with my tooth scaler or popping the tartar off with tweezers or hemostats. I have a six-year-old whose mouth looks like that of a puppy! This stuff WORKS!!!!